Image source does not exist News Release: 2016-02-02 Air Resources Board confirms receipt of recall plans for Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen 3.0 liter diesels

Release #:16-03
Date:02/02/2016

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990
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Dave Clegern
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Air Resources Board confirms receipt of recall plans for Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen 3.0 liter diesels



SACRAMENTO - The Air Resources Board (CARB) has received Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.’s (VW) draft recall plan for 3.0 liter diesel passenger cars.

VW has stated this plan is intended to remedy the presence of one or more defeat devices in 2009-2016 model year 3.0 liter diesel vehicles. VW agrees these devices resulted in excess emissions and other instances of noncompliance in the affected vehicles.  

CARB will respond following a thorough and complete review to make sure the plan addresses the presence of the illegal defeat device and follows the necessary environmental, vehicle and public health and safety regulations.

ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.